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June 29, 2017 4:17 pm

Hamas Official: Trump Administration Seeking to Establish ‘Palestinian Entity,’ Not an ‘Independent State’

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Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk. Photo: Nicoleon via Wikimedia Commons.

The US is seeking to establish a “Palestinian entity,” not an “independent state,” a top Hamas official claimed this week, the Hebrew news site nrg reported.

Furthermore, Moussa Abu Marzouk — the deputy chairman of the Hamas political bureau — asserted that the Trump administration’s nascent Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative was meant to “serve Jewish interests.”

“American policy is pushing for the implementation of a confederation plan with Jordan and Egypt,” Marzouk tweeted.

Marzouk’s statements came a week after top Trump administration officials Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt met with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

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That meeting, nrg said, left PA officials pessimistic, feeling that the Trump administration was biased in favor of Israel.

Abbas — according to PA officials quoted by nrg — tried to raise issues such as borders and refugees, while the American officials were focused on the PA’s payments to terrorists and their families and its incitement against Israel.

No understandings were reached and the discussion reached a dead end, nrg reported.

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